A 16-year-old driver of a silver Mercury Mountaineer lost control of the SUV in the 1300 block of North Yale Avenue [MAP/SAT] late Christmas night and hit a tree. The 16-year-old driver was arrested for driving under the influence.
Extrication procedures were performed by the Arlington Heights Fire Department as roof posts were cut and the roof was removed from the Mountaineer. One of the injured occupants was airlifted to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Four other teens, ranging in age from 16 to 18, were also injured in the Christmas night accident Tuesday December 25.